As a newbie investor, the world of trading in shares can seem somewhat daunting at first glance. It can, for example, appear to be quite confusing – especially with all the new terminology you need to learn. It can also seem a little too risky as well, and there’s a whole host of platforms to get to grips with. Luckily, though, help is at hand. Whether it’s from a professional advisor or from an online resource, there are lots of ways to educate yourself about the world of trading and move ahead in your trading career.
In some cases, meeting with a professional financial advisor is a good move. That is often the route chosen by people who are taking their first steps into the world of investment and feel either confused or worried about what to do, or alternatively by people who have large sums of cash and don’t know what the most prudent course of action to protect it might be.
It’s important, however, to choose an advisor who is knowledgeable about the industry and who is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Some advisors may offer lower fees or the promise of extremely high returns in order to attract your business, but such advisors are not always the most scrupulous and you may be exposing yourself to the risk of fraud or other problems.
Find a mentor
For some people, investing is more than a way to augment earnings, it’s a way of life. It could even be a part time or full time job. That is often the case for people who have left work and are looking for something they can do from home. If that is your plan, finding someone who has done this before to mentor you is a good idea as they can give you advice on how to make your new endeavour profitable while avoiding high levels of risk. (more…)